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“Wonderful science and nature museum”

Montshire Museum of Science
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Montshire is an award-winning hands-on science museum. You'll experience over 140 exciting exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. As a 110-acre museum on the Connecticut River, there's always plenty to explore, both indoors and out! Open daily 10-5. Summer Admission (May 17-September 7) $16 for adults, $13 for children 2-17. Regular Admission: $14 for adults, $11 for children 2-17 Two day passes available. Free for members and children under 2 years of age. Water exhibits in outdoor Science Park are on mid-May through early October.
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful science and nature museum”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Four years in a row, our family has made a weekend getaway to Woodstock, VT or Hanover, NH with the Montshire museum as a main event. It is a small, but wonderful science and nature museum. Perfect for families with elementary school-age kids.

Visited February 2013
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Keeps getting better!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have always loved the Montshire but recently they outdid them selves. The second floor is the best we've ever seen! Our grandchildren visited recently and wanted to go back a second time after having so much fun with How Things are Made section. There was so much to learn and do that my husband and I were thrilled when they asked to go a second time in two days! They were intrigued with everything and loved being able to do things the way the pros do. We never get sick of going since they change exhibits regularly, Bravo, Montshire!

Visited February 2013
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Orford, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Fun for toddlers up to senior citizens. Many interactive programs such as bubbles & mirrors, excellent displays of fish, insects, natural science, and physics, Local wildlife exhibits.Staff are very helpful.

Visited April 2012
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Bennington, VT
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great day spent exploring, learning, and having fun.”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We spent our afternoon here with our 10, 8, and 5 year old. There was sunbathing for everyone. The 4 hours spent flew by and I enjoyed myself as much as my children did. Our favorites were the turtles, making huge bubbles, and we made a clock run via potato. My boys can't wait to go back this summer and explore the outside grounds of the park. It was really fun for everyone, even the gift shop was fairly priced. Excellent experience.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An excellent science experience for kids and grown ups”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We took our grand daughters there on a rainy summer afternoon and had a wonderful adventure. Lots of hands on activities. Small but very interesting.

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